This was one of those times when we jumped straight into training because of the sheer importance of what lay ahead of us!
One of the hardest things our volunteers do is save lives and property. To do that, they have to know how their equipment works and how to troubleshoot it when things go wrong.
This training revolved around using tankers to bring water in, just in case hydrants weren’t around or weren’t enough, moving the water from the drop tank and trucks to the firefighters at the other end of the hoses, and teaching the firefighters to use the equipment properly.
Several of our firefighters are in rigorous training to become engineers, who are responsible for running the controls on the trucks which pump water to firefighters using the hoses.
We were fortunate to have Assistant Chief Terry, Captain John, and Senior Advisor (and former fire chief!) Rob to help us out as we worked to learn the best way to maneuver and use the equipment.
Everyone was exceptionally helpful and eager to teach the lone cadet who was on scene, as well. Thank you to the firefighters who are working hard to pass their knowledge on to the next generation!
We’ll see you next meeting!